Dr. Tetrode - Valkryie Build II - attempt with color.

dr_tetrode

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Hi, I am going to build, the Valkryie again, this time with a new set of plans, from 2010, and colored. I printed them out on 110lb cardstock, sprayed with matte clear spray, both sides, and then got them on the desk to work on them.

Begin with the cover and first page.

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Now, a question for all of you that have built Elli Patorach models before, what is the symbol for laminating? See below picture. I see many * asterisks, is that it. I see that they seem to appear when there is an overlay. What guides you to laminate parts of the models you build?

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I also noticed that this model has the glass of the cockpit filled in with the blue window. So, I will not be building the cockpit interior, image on the right.

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But, since I think the tub that the seats would be in is structural, I am going to build that and put my weights in there to balance the model.
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With a colored model the sides of the parts show up as white! Ooops, need to do something, on this dark part on the front, I ran a sharpie around the edge, now it will look better.

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See image on right for the difference.

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Have fun! I am.

Scott
 
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Sudsy

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Whenever I don't paint a paper model, I cut out my parts and bend them, then use the black permanant marker (or grey, or a color I might have that matches the printed color closely). Works great, if people ignore my sloppy glue work!

I love that nose art on this build! Should be interesting. Are you going to fill that 'tub' with ballast?
 

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@dr_tetrode Generally, the asterisks indicate thickness:
* - laminate to 0.25mm
** - laminate to 0.5mm
*** - laminate to 1mm

However this should be clarified in the instructions.
 

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No clarification in the instructions, thus the question. Thanks for responding. Trying a different technique for laminations, when it dries, will let you know if it is working. Another question, for the laminations, do the pieces in the back have to be sprayed with the matte finish, or is it OK to use plain cardstock?

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Laminated pieces only need to be glued, if I am understabding you correctly. I would bend them to shape, because accrued intolerance could creep up. :)
 

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Thank you, zathros, for your comment. That is what happened last build, so I am trying another method.

Here we go.

Lamination to 110 lb cardstock, using UHU glue. Belly and Door piece.
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New technique for me. Break up the sides, top etc. and glue on another copy of the same pieces, leaving them on the outside of the box.

Left picture, I printed another copy of the page, and cut out the base, roughly. Right picture, I cut out the sides, top and back from the sprayed original sheet. In the Left picture, I have glued down the top piece, not shown, is where I went and glued down each of the sections to the bottom sheet.
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Making internal bracing, I cut a piece as wide as I wanted the braces to be long and marked 4 equal spaced lines,and then scored them with the seam ripper and cut a brace off on the fourth line. These can be then bent into triangular braces to be glued to back of the large flat surfaces.
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Braces fit checking to pieces.
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Triangles glued up, and then glued to the wide surfaces, and dry fitting to be sure all is well.
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Proof in the pudding will come when I glue up the box.

Have fun!

Scott
 

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I like paper supports like those triangular ones or similar. They tend to keep weight down along with the warping in the middle of large sized boxes. Laminated sheets to chip board (cereal box like material, or additional layers of card stock) only goes so far on larger spans!

On a side note, I've just noticed some "*" in my project instructions next to some steps... Which thankfully I just kinda felt needed it anyway... Picking what to laminate, or keep thinner is judgement call based on your own interpretation sometimes. However, knowing what to look for in the future, thanks @Rhaven Blaack!